35: THE BODHISATTVA VOW
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A female figure wearing a blue dress and bearing white wings stands in an eagle's nest. On either side of her, and protected by her, are two small girls who also stand in the nest. In the background are mountains--the mountains from the first painting in the series, "Impasse--a Decision to be Made." She has made the decision.
Why become enlightened? It is not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of all beings. Once we are enlightened, we can help others to reach the same state.
Mahayana Buddhists take the Bodhisattva Vow. They promise to keep being reborn until all beings have become enlightened. But even in an unenlightened state, we can make the determination to do all we can to help and encourage others on the Lotus Path. [SOLD]